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Nov 17, 2009 08:06 AM

BYOB in West Suburbs (St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia)

I'm headed out to the west suburbs for Thanksgiving and was looking for a BYOB place for dinner that weekend. Wildwood allows BYOB for a $20/bottle corkage fee but the reviews of their food are spotty. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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  1. There's a great little Thai place in Batavia called Tusk... BYOB, no corkage fee, great food & service. We've only been there twice, but have enjoyed each visit & plan to return again!

    Also there's a Vietnamese restaurant on Main Street in Wheaton that we were at tonight... Lu Luong (could be off on the spelling)..... have been there countless times over the last 15-20 years. They've gone through a few management changes over the years and the current management is probably the best. The fresh spring rolls & vietnamese pancakes on their appetizer menu are both excellent & enough for a dinner for 2. No corkage fee....

    1. I just moved here (St. Charles) from near Philly. Are there no other BYOB's in this area? Or even really good restaurants with reasonable corkage fees? Thanks!

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      1. re: 69fbird

        St Charles-Geneva-Batavia all have pretty tight liquor licensing laws. I know the Thai place in Batavia on the corner of Wilson and Rte. 31 is BYOB only because it's within 100 feet of a church and cannot have their own bar. There are a lot of very good restaurants in all three towns, enjoy them!

        1. re: LikestoEatout

          Prasino in St Charles is a fairly new restaurant that has BYOB - for a $15 cork fee- have not eaten there yet but at least that verifies that it is allowed in St Charles

          93 South La Grange, La Grange, IL 60525

        2. re: 69fbird

          Had a great time and food at Al Capones Hideaway tonight and a decent $7.00 glass of chianti from their wine list, and the table next to me brought their own bottle of wine, so they must allow for corkage, but didnt ask how much. There is also an old porcelain bathtub when you walk in the front door that the original owners (1917) brewed gin for Al and his cronies. Great place and old school food, just make sure to take your GPS if you're not local.